Roy Haynes: Reflection




Roy Haynes (drums)


We Three (Prestige 30162)

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Roy Haynes (drums), Phineas Newborn, Jr. (piano), Paul Chambers (bass).

Composed by Ray Bryant


Recorded: Hackensack, NJ, November 14, 1958


Rating: 95/100 (learn more)

The first bop drummer to have his selected recordings made into a historical box set (2007's A Life in Time), "energizer drummer" Roy Haynes has spent the last 60+ years building the résumé of all bopper résumés. While recent decades have witnessed a sharp increase in Haynes-led groups, Roy was so in demand throughout much of his career that he simply did not have time to record as a leader! This track is taken from an early exception, and features many of Haynes's drumming mainstays: Latin-influenced hi-hat rhythms, conversational comping, and solos filled with rapid-fire runs on his high-pitched ("snap-crackling") drums.

Reviewer: Eric Novod

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